In a recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the General Secretary, Adesina Adegbite, delivered his annual report, shedding light on crucial developments regarding the formation of new NBA branches across Nigeria.

One of the key highlights of Adegbite’s report was the reception of an application from the Oguta-Oru Bar Forum in Imo State, expressing their intent to establish the Oguta-Oru Branch. However, he pointed out that this particular application failed to meet the constitutional requirements set by the NBA.

Furthermore, Adegbite brought attention to the pending application for the creation of an Eti-Osa Branch in Lagos. Notably, a fresh request has been made to reevaluate this application, indicating the NBA’s dedication to considering all eligible requests.

In another application scenario, promoters in Ede, Osun State submitted their proposal to establish the Ede Branch. Unfortunately, Adegbite pointed out that this application lacked the necessary evidence of fee payments. However, he assured that the NBA would give due consideration to this request once all requirements are met.

Additionally, Adegbite made reference to an application letter received from the Ikwuano Lawyers Forum, expressing their desire to form the Ikwuano Branch in Abia State.

Adegbite’s detailed coverage of the branch creation applications underscores the NBA’s commitment to transparency and expanding its presence across the nation. Nevertheless, the report also highlights that several applications are yet to meet the Association’s stringent guidelines.

For future reference, prospective branches aspiring to join the NBA will need to ensure that their submissions strictly adhere to all constitutional provisions before becoming eligible for consideration and approval. This emphasis on adherence to guidelines aims to maintain the integrity and standards of the Nigerian Bar Association as it continues to grow and evolve.

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